Stuff-A-Bus returns to Hamden this week for 31st year of Thanksgiving food drive event

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Stuff-A-Bus Thanksgiving Food Drive is back for 2021!

iHeart Media New Haven’s KC101 (WKCI-FM) is holding its 31st annual Stuff-a-Bus this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18-19. The event, once again, is taking place at the Hamden Plaza at 2100 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on both days.

Suggested donation items include frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items. Cash donations are accepted and can be donated ahead of time via

The event is put on “to ensure Thanksgiving for all when more residents of Connecticut are in need during the holiday season.”

News 8 was there on Thursday and spoke with the Southern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team volunteering at the bus.

Head Coach Scott Burrell told us, “Being aligned with Connecticut food share and Hidad and Partners to do things like this is always fun. It’s always exciting, but it’s also great to see a smile on, when you put a smile on someone’s face, it’s always fun to give back.”

Radio talent including KC101’s Adam Rivers, 960WELI’s and News 8’s Vinnie Penn, and 97-9 ESPN’s Rob Dibble will broadcast live from the event.

The event is a collaboration with Connecticut Foodshare and its statewide network of partner programs that continue to serve a record amount of food to people struggling with food insecurity.

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